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Dialectica Radio: Show Two – Bicycling In Austin

This week on Dialectica: the LBJ Sustainability Working Group provides a prelude for their Bicycle Pub Crawl (10/3) with a discussion on bicycling issues in Austin. Representatives from the Yellow Bike Project and the Orange Bike Project will be on-hand to dissect issues the Statesman refuses to report on. [soundcloud url=”” params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true”...

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Last Call for Global Policy Special Edition

The deadline is fast approaching… Topic areas under consideration include, but aren’t limited to: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development; International Law and Security; Poverty Alleviation and Human Development; or any other topic in the international context. SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY September 19, 2008 Submissions should be between 2,500 and 5,000 words and contain a cover page with your name, e-mail address, and phone number. For more information, visit our Submission Guidelines...

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Dialectica Radio: Show One – Education In China

Tonight, students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs present the inaugural show of Dialectica, a community program to provide KVRX listeners with in-depth information about policy issues through a compelling, issue-driven narrative. This evening’s program focuses on education in China. We share an exploration of the Chinese educational system, review its historical framework, and compare and contrast the Chinese and United States educational systems. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true”...

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Your Journal Needs YOU!

Last spring U.S. News & World Report released their annual rankings of public policy schools and the LBJ School community was dismayed to discover that we had slipped to number fourteen in a tie with ten other schools. We, the senior editors of the LBJ Journal of Public Affairs, believe that the quality of the Journal directly impacts outsiders’ perception of the quality of School. We are, therefore, striving to make our Journal one of the best in the country. But we can’t do it alone. The Journal belongs to everyone at the school and for it to be as good as it can be everyone must take ownership of it. A high quality journal is a hallmark of an excellent policy school. It is the window through which the outside public views the school and can often be the basis for an individual assessment of the school. A quick perusal of the schools ahead of the LBJ School in rankings reveals that many of them boast some of the best policy journals in the country. Among these are the Journal of Public and International Affairs of Princeton’s fourth ranked Woodrow Wilson School, PolicyMatters of UC Berkeley’s sixth ranked Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Heinz School Review of Carnegie Melon’s tenth ranked public policy and management program of the same name. Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government sponsors...

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